I'm working on building out the electronics portion of a good two channel system. I currently havve Klipsch RF-7 II speakers and I am looking for a good amp, pre-pro, and dac with 24bit / 192 asynchronous USB. I'm looking to spend approximately 5,000 for electronics, which put macintosh above what i was hoping to spend.
I've listened to a few good amps but am torn between the Peach Grand pre or integrated, Simaudio 340i / amps, Bel canto Amps, Arcam amps and the 851 system from cambridge audio. One thing to note is that i need the pre-pro or the amp to have a home theater bypass mode so i can pass the gain from my AV receiver to the main speakers when not doing two channel listening.
Any advice would be really helpful.
I was thinking of doing the grand pre or the Cambridge Audio 851C and then looking for a good amp opposed to going with the integrated approach, but a dealer let me try the simaudio 340i and it sounds great, just looking for something a little warmer to balance the highs of the klipsch (looked into a bunch of speakers, B&W 803, PSB synchrony ones, Dynaudio confidence..., but ultimately liked the forwardness and clarity of the klipsch, i just want to balance out the highs a little better)
Thanks in advance,